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  1. #1401
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    Re: Laptop COMPATIBILITY List.

    It maybe ok on an old machine, but you should never do this on a new one, because you will lose your guarantee! No problem if this weren't a SAMSUNG!

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    Re: Laptop COMPATIBILITY List.

    OS: Lubuntu 13.04
    Laptop: Toshiba Satellite A105-S2101
    Lubuntu works fine on this machine, and the fan works fine, but the Fn-shortcut keys do not work. (Never actually used them anyway...) I have not yet tried WiFi.

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    Re: Laptop COMPATIBILITY List.

    ubuntu 13.4

    acer aspire E1

    definitely ACER and UBUNTU do not mix!

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    Re: Laptop COMPATIBILITY List.

    Thinkpad X200 - Ubuntu 13.04 and 12.x works perfectly.

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    Re: Laptop COMPATIBILITY List.

    Ubuntu 13.04
    Toshiba
    Satellite M100

    Works well on this laptop. Not everything works but the bare essentials do. Wi-Fi works 100% so does Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse. Touchpad also works. Not sure about bluetooth as I haven't tested it but it turns on without a problem.

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    Re: Laptop COMPATIBILITY List.

    Quote Originally Posted by whoever30 View Post
    ubuntu 13.4

    acer aspire E1

    definitely ACER and UBUNTU do not mix!
    I disagree. I have installed GNU/Linux on 3 Acer laptops with just 1 problem. On one of the laptops the touchpad wont work. Everything else is perfect though.
    1st Distro used (live CD): Knoppix in early 2007 ¦ 1st Distro Installed: Ubuntu 7.10 in Feb 2008
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    Re: Laptop COMPATIBILITY List.

    Ubuntu 13.04
    HP
    Pavilion G6

    Had many problems regarding overheating and low battery life but finally solved them.

    Cheers

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    Re: Laptop COMPATIBILITY List.

    Acer Aspire 4530 Notebook

    Ubuntu 12.04 (32 bit)

    It all works great, the only issue is that I want to upgrade to ubuntu 64 bit and I think the Aspire 4530 can only take 4gb of ram I want a least 8.
    I haven’t found any source that says it can handle more.

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    Re: Laptop COMPATIBILITY List.

    Ubuntu 12.04
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    Quantum Q200

    works fine out the box

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    Smile Lenovo Y580 with GeForce 660M

    Here's roughly what I did to get my Lenovo Y580, 1TB i5 to dual boot
    Windows 8 with Linux-Secure-Remix 13.04 (64bit), and work with the graphics card.

    I take no responsibility for your system if you brick it

    #######################################
    Secure-Boot UBUNTU with additional Boot Repair tools:
    #######################################

    Download:
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/linux-secure/

    Seems to be the latest Ubuntu (13.04), but with extra helpful utilities
    involved. Like Boot Repair! We will use that later.


    #######################################
    getting Ubuntu onto flash drive (USB):
    #######################################

    HAD TO DO THIS ON THE WINDOWS!!
    Used Pendrive software.
    http://www.pendrivelinux.com/

    I grabbed the linux secure boot image to put in, but specified the linux operating system (13.04),
    but I think I chose the wrong guy (i386). It didn't seem to matter.

    After that, you'll need to edit the boot/grub/grub.cfg file in the pendrive like this guy:
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/27257.../290358#290358

    Except! Do "acpi_osi=Linux" (you can keep on quiet splash) instead of
    nomodeset=1, and do it both for "Try Ubuntu" and "Install Ubuntu".

    Using acpi_osi=Linux allows you to use the brightness control
    buttons (Fn + up/dn) to adjust the screen brightness. Yay!
    Thanks to:
    http://linux-on-acer-aspire-5732z.bl...x-mint-11.html


    If that doesn't work for some reason, try one of the two following:

    The nomodeset makes the graphics compatible with the Lenovo for now, by mostly removing them.
    See this guy for more explanation:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132

    Instead of nomodeset=1, one can do acpi_backlight=vendor, which boots full bright.
    This is a way to get around the fact the lenovo likes to boot
    with a black screen! This problem we will encounter later, but the fix
    is just as easy, and will become permanent.
    Thanks to the Arch Linux guysfor that one. (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...o_IdeaPad_Y580)



    #######################################
    Get recovery disks from Lenovo Rescue and Recovery
    #######################################

    Make backups.

    RECOVERY DISKS:
    Use OneKey recovery.

    horrible amount of memory required (20GB??)

    Go to Control Panel, System -> Create a recovery drive.

    I did not copy over the manufacturer's drive, which would
    have been 16GB. Don't have that big of flash drive! Only
    did the basic boot. Apparently. This is automatically USB.


    #######################################
    Resize partitions
    #######################################

    RESIZE PARTITIONS:

    Windows disk management.

    will do a defrag first (safe way to do it). took a little under an hour.

    Then run disk-management-tool -> shrink volume.

    Shrink the main windows partition by however much you like.

    This gives linux some space. Don't partition it or otherwise mess
    with the unallocated space.


    #######################################
    REBOOT WINDOWS A FEW TIMES
    #######################################

    According to folklore, this
    resets the file system, so that windows gets comfy with its new harddrive size

    took an extra half hour to install Windows updates

    Then restarted again....


    #######################################
    Prepare Windows to boot Grub rather than Windows
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI
    #######################################

    On Windows:
    disable fast startup:
    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
    This makes it so that the windows won't just auto-resume, but will
    go through the boot process everytime we shut down / hibernate.


    #######################################
    If you need to get to the BIOS
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI
    #######################################

    Hold Shift while pressing Restart
    Then do "Troubleshoot" -> Advanced -> UEFI Firmware

    or just F2 immediately after booting (not Fn+F2).

    Later, after I ran the Boot Repair (linux),
    I had to disable Secure Boot in the BIOS.
    (If you leave it for later, you get to experience
    a moment of panic and terror as it says it can't
    boot your Ubuntu or your Windows partitions, and
    then boots to your recovery drive. Say exit -> Reboot
    and hit F2 as it boots, then disable Secure boot.)

    So you may want to disable it now, it possible.


    Before you run the Boot Repair:
    If you feel like installing Ubuntu screwed everything up, and you want to not panic:
    you can open the BIOS and switch the Windows Boot Loader to boot
    first. You can safely go into windows and what not.


    #######################################
    Getting Windows to notice our secure boot Ubuntu USB
    #######################################

    Hold Shift while pressing Restart
    Then do "Boot from USB" then choose EFI device.


    #######################################
    Install Ubuntu
    #######################################

    You can try it first, and then hit Install Ubuntu on the desktop.
    In one of the later command boxes, you can say "Install alongside Windows," which is probably what you want.
    It will install itself into the empty space.


    #######################################
    Reboot, enter Recovery to avoid the Screen problems
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132
    #######################################

    if you try to boot ubuntu at this point, it will not work. The screen goes black.

    Instead, boot advanced options with Ubuntu, and run the first kernel with "recovery mode."

    Boot to root, and run
    Code:
    mount -o remount,rw /
    then edit
    Code:
    /etc/default/grub
    This is where all the default boot grub stuff is. Add the acpi_osi=Linux entry
    (or acpi_backlight=vendor, but this doesn't allow for brightness control) to the following line,
    as so:
    Code:
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_osi=Linux"
    This time it will become permanent, and work for all future kernels and what not.
    then run
    Code:
    update-grub
    then reboot. As it reboots, you will see the recovery screen again, but don't panic, it will clear that in a second or two.


    #######################################
    Log in and update Ubuntu
    #######################################

    Now you should be able to get into Ubuntu normally! The graphics card is not
    functional, so Ubuntu is using some default. But Ubuntu works! Yay!

    Do these things as root (sudo): apt-get update && apt-get upgrade


    #######################################
    Repair / Break Boot loader
    #######################################

    Run the boot repair (linux) application. As mentioned above in
    the BIOS section, this may have disastrous consequences!

    But as long as you disable secure boot (BIOS), your computer
    should be ok.

    I ran boot repair twice (rebooted and then once more), for
    whatever reason. Hopefully yours should be fine with just one.
    Then in your BIOS make sure
    Ubuntu is the first thing to get loaded.

    Now if you reboot, you can get into windows through the grub menu.

    There should be a way to make the grub entries a little more
    intelligible; all of the Windows ones have "Recovery" in their names.
    Some of them won't boot anything, and some of them will boot
    a recovery drive. Finally, one of them actually boots windows, so have
    fun figuring out which one it is .


    #######################################
    Getting the Graphics Card to Play nice!
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2137318
    #######################################

    Bumblebee is the name of the program that lets you
    toggle (using bbswitch) between Intel and Nvidia graphics.
    Or, it does smart things by only using Nvidia when necessary.

    I'm not sure!

    But you'll need to update the Kernel to get it to work
    without lots of hacks. (Either downgrade to 12.10 and hack,
    or upgrade kernel. Kernel upgrading seems best, since
    it will be good as ubuntu upgrades the distribution!)

    I think you may need to install: linux, or linux-headers, or something like that.
    I heard it from some whispers on the internet.
    Code:
    apt-get install linux
    Then grab the kernel 3.8.5.
    http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-the...linux-mint-13/

    Then run:
    Code:
    lspci | grep -i "VGA" 
    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates 
    sudo apt-get purge nvidia-current nvidia-settings 
    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable 
    sudo apt-get update 
    sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia 
    sudo reboot
    After getting back in:

    try running:
    Code:
        optirun glxspheres
    and compare to running
    Code:
        glxspheres
    there you go! You're all set. See
    https://github.com/Bumblebee-Project/bbswitch
    for more information.


    Hope that helps some people!

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